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New buildings considered for Listed Status

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Our Annual General Meeting & Social

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Remembrance Sunday Event- Saturday Afternoon

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Truly Splendid mobile vintage tea room invites you to celebrate the 71st anniversary of VE Day by partaking in the great British tradition of tea, scones and cake in the beautiful period surroundings of the Catford Constitutional Club. Sunday, May 8, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (BST) Catford Constitutional Club Catford Broadway SE6 …

We’ve had some wonderful feedback from the Viewing Weekend. Despite yesterday’s power cut forcing the Station  Hotel to close, e scores of people had the chance to view the images was part of the  preparations for the ‘Our Hither Green’ history exhibition this summer.  People were asked to select which images and maps they would like …

Local History Evening. Fuss at Hither Green present The continuing story of ‘Our Manor’. Dr Ralph White, Chair of the Lee Manor Society will take us through the historical changes in our corner of Lewisham. Find out what gives the area its particular character which we all appreciate so much today. Date: Thursday 21 January …

English Channel swimming has become relatively commonplace with, by the end of 2014, 1912 successful solo swims, including a number of multiple crossings, had been made. In the early part of the 20th century though, the sport was in its infancy. One of the leading figures in the nascent sport was Hilda Sharp from Leahurst …

The Prefab Museum will be organising a number of events to mark the 70th anniversary of the post war prefab building programme. They have launched a survey to discover what type of events we might be interested in. Prefab Museum Survey. The more responses they receive the better their position to plan and apply for …

Severndroog Castle is located at Castle Wood, Shooters Hill, London SE18 3RT, seven counties can be seen from the top! The volunteers and trustees entrusted with it’s care are working hard to organise fun family events to ensure the Castle continues to serve its wider community. Click here to view the interactive map Web:Severndroogcastle.org.uk Craft Fair …

This is a Black History Month event to raise awareness of the health and well-being issues facing Black people living in Lewisham. This is an event hosted bythe Archibald Corbett Society and health professionals to discuss favourite foods and share food stories. Date: Friday  23  October Time:  7.15-  9.30 Location: The Woodlands Health Centre, 4 Edwin Hall Place,  Hither  Green  SE13  6RN Do take …

October sees The Blackheath Society and Friends of Blackheath Halls hosting a short season of events celebrating 200 years of local cultural entertainment in Blackheath. Over the centuries, local residents have made a lasting contribution to Blackheath’s social and cultural life with fashions for amateur dramatics and opera, Turkish bazaars, scientific demonstrations and even roller-skating! …

Edited Newsletter from Elizabeth and Jane, creators of the Prefab Museum. We hope you all had a lovely summer! The Team: We have been working on archiving all the documents, photos, illustrations we have been accumulating for years with the precious and clever help of Valentina and Layla, both students at the UCL MA Archives and …

The Lee Manor Society will be hosting a talk and coffee morning next week. Society chairman Ralph White will be speaking about the long history of Manor Lane. Date Wednesday 2 September Time: 10.30am Location: Manor House Library Cost: Free No booking required. Contact Email: news@leemanorsociety.org